According to the statistics around 90% of single parents in the UK are women.
It takes a lot of courage, hard work and resilience to bring up a child or children single handily. I know how it feels, this was my mum’s story. From the late 60s, my mum brought up three children single handily. I was so aware of her suffering, her sense of guilt, shame, failure and her feelings of doubt and worry. Yet she managed and my sister, brother and I are her greatest pride and achievement to this day.
As a Transformational Change Agent, my life’s purpose is to support, empower and inspire women to regain their zest for life through love and joy in the context of understanding and compassion. If you are a single mum reading this article I know what you are going through and I would like to share with you the 3 mistakes single mums should avoid so that they can feel good about themselves, rebuild their life and regain their zest for life.
Mistake #1: they let themselves go
Do you struggle with implementing change in your life?
There is tremendous power in letting go because it allows you to move forward in your life, to grow personally, to forgive, to forget and to stop resisting change. I understand that your resistance to change is normal because it is a big step to come out of your comfort zone so that you can transform yourself and your life for the better.
However, how can you best stop resisting change?
I want you to remember a time in your life when you stopped resisting and said YES! to change and the outcome was very positive and worthwhile.
If you are stuck right now and you are struggling with letting go despite the fact that you desire change in your life I am going to share with you in this blog article 4 powerful ways to let go of suffering so that you can regain your zest for life.
Take a leap of faith and trust that any change in your life is part of your growth process. I know it might be difficult to accept. However, it is...
Do you feel that you are at a turning point in your life however you are unsure and you do not know what step to take next?
In this blog article I share with you 3 signs that you are at a turning point in your life and 3 things you can do to move forward toward the new life you wish to create.
Let us begin with...
You cannot make sense of your life any more. You know that something is not quite right, you want to improve your life however you do not know where to start and how to go about it.
Your lack of clarity creates more confusion.
What can you do to move forward?
It is time to get clear about what you want.
A very simple step is to get clear and identify in what area of your life you are most dissatisfied. Once you have identified what area of your life you wish to improve you must set clear objectives in order to move forward. If you identify that all the areas of your life need improvement you must prioritize and...
In this blog article I share with you the story behind the creation of the #1 bestseller YES! TO Love™: The Ultimate Guide to Personal Transformation for Everyday Life Balance.
I wrote YES! TO Love™ in 2015 and it was first published in 2016. However, my writing journey dates back to 2010. I knew there was a book in me. I attended my first writing workshop back then and my intention was to write a book one day... It was therefore something I foresaw in the distant future. Little did I know that I would start writing earlier than I anticipated…
The working title of the first book I wrote, back in 2010, was Happiness Creation (still to be released :))
A miracle happened that year: I first put pen to paper whilst reading Susan Jeffers’ book Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway. Her book had a life changing and miraculous effect on me. Susan’s book content was so profound that it got me inspired: I started to make notes of inspiration...
James Allen said:
This quote by James Allen “Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom” reveals to us that the more we cultivate a calm mind the wiser we become. As a result, the wisdom we attain helps us to live a more peaceful, loving, joyful and happy life.
However, if you spend most of your time on the computer, your mobile phone, watching TV etc. or being busy absorbing countless sources of information calmness of mind might delude you. In this blog article I am going to share with you 7 ways you can increase calmness of mind so that you enjoy more peace, love, joy and happiness in your life.
1. Grow in wisdom
The joy of inner peace and calmness is simply the habit of returning to a state of peace at all times. This is important especially when you feel troubled and face many problems and challenges.
The more you move toward inner peace the more you lighten up your heart. Heaviness of the heart is due to all of the negative emotions you are attached...
Discover the 21 signs that you are living a purposeful life.
You may know my story that in my mid-thirties I was on a quest to discover my life’s purpose. I was going through a period of existential angst; I felt so unhappy, discontented and unfulfilled. Moreover, I felt lost, unclear and disconnected to the world around me even though I seemed happy on the outside. In fact, I believed deep in my heart that there was more to life than what my life was back then. I wanted to give my present-day existence more meaning and I discovered my life's purpose when I devoted time to uncover it.
Do you find it hard to discover your life’s purpose?
If so, in this blog article you are going to discover the 21 signs that you are living a purposeful life.
Sometimes you cannot see the light at end of the tunnel because you focus on the wrong thing in order to move your life forward or to take it to the next level. Change requires doing things in a certain way.
In this blog article I share with you 3 ways you can empower yourself in order to change your results.
When something goes wrong the general tendency is to ask dis-empowering questions, such as: “Why me?”, “Why now?”, “What have I done?” etc. Such dis-empowering questions lead nowhere. Therefore it is important to be aware that the quality of the questions you ask yourself will determine the quality of your life experience.
Consequently, asking yourself empowering questions can have a miraculous effect on the results that you get in your life:
For example if your goal is to create a career that you love you can ask yourself the following empowering questions:
F.e.a.r (false expectation appearing real) seems to be epidemic in our world and it is clear that the importance we attach to it can keep us paralysed and stuck. However, should you wish to uncover and fulfil your life’s purpose it is important to learn how to use whatever fear you may have positively so that it serves you well.
Can fear serve you positively when you want to uncover and fulfil your life’s purpose?
My answer to this question is YES! and I want to you how in this article.
1. Get unstuck
In order to get unstuck and change your results you must make the decision to do things differently. What most other people do when they are faced with fear is to remain stuck in the fear. Yet in order to let go of fear it must first be acknowledged and accepted. When you let go of resistance, you allow your fear to become your friendly ally and you can move forward and keep going.
Susan Jeffers said: "Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway" in her book of the same title and she is...
When you look at your life as a workbook you understand that your life’s challenges and tribulations are lessons to be learnt.
Indeed, when you understand and believe that your life is a workbook of problems to be solved you realise that every problem and challenge in your life serves a purpose.
The sole purpose of your workbook of problems to be solved is to help you grow spiritually as a human being.
From this perspective onwards, it is therefore easier to consider your life’s challenges as allies i.e. as something happening for you and not to you or against you.
When you approach your life from this perspective you give yourself permission to experience life as a gift.
My intention in this blog article is to share with you 5 ways you can lighten up your workbook of life:
The magic of life always starts with gratefulness. It is from this place of gratefulness that you can count your blessings. The more grateful you are the more you live your life...
As shown by the statistics at least 45% of people want to create change in their life since they make resolutions at the beginning of every year. However, only 8% actually accomplish their dream.
Albert Einstein said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again whilst expecting a different result.
It is clear that you cannot change your results or create change whilst adopting the same habits, which created the imbalances in the first place.
What is the solution?
Indeed, if you are not getting the results that you want there is something that you do, which gets in the way of your new resolution and you must change it.
What habits are you to change?
It is possible that your thoughts are not supportive of the change you desire.
It is possible that your beliefs are not supportive of the change you desire.
It is possible that you actions are not supportive of the change you desire.